1st Edition

Forensic Aspects of Hypoglycaemia First Edition

By Vincent Marks Copyright 2019
    408 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    408 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The Forensic Aspects of Hypoglycaemia succinctly covers the medicolegal considerations of hypoglycaemia in a variety of scenarios including driving fatalities, petty crime, homicide and suicide. Covering the definitions and diagnosis of hypoglycaemia to its bearing on criminal behavior, this book draws on the author's extensive experience and contains a wealth of information for physicians and lawyers, including cases from the author's past and notable cases in the public domain.


    About the Author



    1. The Control of Blood Glucose in Health and Disease: Hypoglycaemia

    2. Petty Crime

    3. Violence and Aggression

    4. Accident and Negligence

    5. Spontaneous (or Non-Iatrogenic) Hypoglycaemia

    6. Driving Offences

    7. Hypoglycaemia from Drugs including Insulin and Sulphonylureas

    8. Forensic Investigation of Hypoglycaemia

    9. Factitious Hypoglycaemia and Suicide

    10. Murder; Single Individuals

    11. Munchausen by Proxy: Infanticide and Murder of Children

    12. Murder and Attempted Murder with Insulin by Carers

    13. Confessions

    14. Frequently Asked Questions

    15. Expert Witness



    Professor Vincent Marks is a graduate of Oxford University and Emeritus Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Founder Dean of Medicine from 1995–2000 at the University of Surrey. Consultant in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine in the Epsom from 1962–1969 and in Guilford from 1970–1995. Professor Marks is the senior author of Insulin Murders and has acted as an expert witness in numerous cases of purported insulin homicide at home and abroad, most notable the Claus von Bülow case in the USA, in which hypoglycaemia was a key factor.